Re: poor mileage 86 740 gle
"James Sweet" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> Plenty, blocked or leaking exhaust or ignition timing are possible
>> preliminary suspects. It has been suggested (though I haven't noticed
>> myself) that with current high petrol prices and supply problems, there
>> might be some adulteration. On that subject, has anyone heard of using
>> amounts of acetone to improve engine performance?
>I've heard of people doing this, apparently it boosts the octane, but it can
>also break down the gasoline, as well as it's an excellent solvent and will
>quickly rot out rubber and plastic components in the fuel system. I'm
>sticking to plain old ordinary gasoline in my cars.
Risking burning a $4000 car to the ground against an octane point or
two is just bad math.
Speaking of cars and math, Redd Foxx said, "I ain't gonna crash my car
dodging no damn cat. The way I see it, a $28,000 Cadillac goes over a
28 cent cat once with nothing left over."
Randy & \ \/ /alerie's
'90 245 Estate - '93 965 Estate
"Shelby" & "Kate"